BIG BANG! Complete Programme

30 September 2017 - 14 October 2017



Saturday 30th September 2017, 7pm

GIORGIO MORODER featuring the Heritage Orchestra & the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra

OGR / Spazio Fucine

The spark that will set off the “Big Bang” will be ignited by Giorgio Moroder with his show — an Italian exclusive and the first in EuropeAn evening with Giorgio Moroder, performed on only one other occasion, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2014. The groundbreaking composer will revisit his most famous pieces with an arrangement for a 36-piece orchestra, synthesisers, drums and percussion, choir and soloists. The proposed repertoire spans the disco era (beginning with From Here to Eternity through to songs written for and performed with Donna Summer) to the main themes of his soundtracks (Midnight Express, Scarface, Flashdance, American Gigolo, Top Gun, Neverending Story), as well as a trip through the prestigious collaborations that marked the extraordinary career of this great master.


Saturday 30th September 2017, 10.15pm


OGR / Spazio Fucine

In the second half of the evening one of the most interesting voices of the Italian music scene will take the stage: Elisa. Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, who will join the celebrations with an exclusive performance for the OGR. Discovered at just 16 years of age by Caterina Caselli, this year the composer celebrates her twenty-year career with a series of concerts at the Arena di Verona, in recognition of an artistic journey that has seen her onstage triumph at the Sanremo Festival in 2001 with her first song in Italian Luce (tramonti a nord est), win platinum discs entering the Italian Top 10 with each of her 9 studio albums and collaborate with great artists such as Ennio Morricone as demonstrated by the song Ancora qui, the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained.


In addition to the Italian songwriter who has brought together influences from diverse cultures and languages will be the pop phenomenon and new Italian face of rap: Ghali. The rapper, who was born in Milan to Tunisian parents and who grew up in Baggio, a district in the city suburbs, came to the attention of the critics and the public, becoming an idol of the younger generations using the web as the main vehicle to share his work. In October 2016, Ghali achieved a record number of streamings on Spotify, receiving the highest number of listens on a release date, and went to Number One in the Italian Top Ten Singles list. His first album was released in May 2017, preceded by the single Pizza Kebab released in February this year, and achieved gold disc status two months later.


Saturday 7th October, 7pm


OGR / Spazio Fucine

The second “Big Bang” Saturday will be entirely dedicated to the music and sounds of the world heard through the electronic keyboard. Omar Souleyman, a Syrian musician who is now a refugee in Turkey, will present his new album To Syria, With Love  at the OGR, making the spaces of the former workshops ring with his unmistakable sound, born from a fusion of the Dabka, a middle eastern folkloric dance, and electronic music. Starting out as a wedding singer, Souleyman was discovered by European record producers on some of the 500 bootleg versions of his concerts in circulation in Syria. Today, after remixing Bjork songs and performing at the Nobel Peace Awards in 2013, he is on the label of some of the giants of electronic music such as Diplo and Major Lazer.



Saturday 7th October 2017, 10.15pm


OGR / Spazio Fucine


Next to fill the halls the OGR is the synth-pop of Danny L Harle, British musician and composer, member of Dux Content together with A. G. Cook. After studying jazz and classical music, the artist began to produce electronic music, taking inspiration from Scandinavian sounds and the soundtracks of video games such as “The legend of Zelda” and “Street Fighter”. Harle, a great fan of 90s dance music, has always dreamed of composing music that could be played in a DJ set alongside the great pop hits of the time, from Corona to Haddaway. His hit Broken Flowers was the product of this ambition, revisiting the sounds of the past but with surprisingly modern results. His EP was released by PC music, a London record label known for reinterpreting mainstream tastes in a non-conformist key.


Saturday 14th October 2017, 7pm

ATOMIC BOMB! THE MUSIC OF WILLIAM ONYEABOR feat. Jamie Lidell, Money Mark, Sinkane, Samuel & more

OGR / Spazio Fucine

For the first time ever in Italy, Atomic Bomb!, the super group co-founded by David Byrne of Talking Heads and created as a tribute to William Onyeabor, the Nigerian pioneer of funk music, will perform with the participation of a number of important names on the Italian music scene, to create a unique and exclusive performance. The concert in the OGR will be the latest in a long list of collaborations for the band which has in the past performed alongside great musicians such as Damon Albarn (Blur and Gorillaz) and Wally De Backer (also known as Gotye). The stable nucleus of the group is made up of musical director Ahmed Gallab and his band Sinkane, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Lekan Babalola and Jas Walton (Antibalas). Playing with them on the occasion of this unique Italian event will also be Samuel, frontman for the Turin band Subsonica.



Saturday 14th October 2017, 10pm


OGR / Spazio Fucine

The two weeks of “Big Bang” will end with an explosion of sound thanks to the extraordinary participation of The Chemical Brothers, pioneers of the English school of Big Beat. The famous British duo (Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons), best known for their iconic video clips and for having brought electronic sounds to a wider audience, will transform the “Sala Fucine” into an immense dance floor with a unique DJ set. The Chemical Brothers were among the first to bring club sounds to the top rankings of the pop charts, putting together their DJ sets as veritable multimedia spectacles, where the public is just as involved as in a rock concert. It’s no coincidence that their fans include outstanding figures in the history of music such as Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the Doors, who defined them as the band’s ideal successors despite the difference between the two groups.




From Saturday 30th September

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: “The procession of reparationists”

OGR / Corte Est


The opening of the OGR will coincide with the unveiling of “The procession of reparationists”, a public and site-specific installation created by William Kentridge, an artist who ranks among the world’s greatest exponents of contemporary art. The commission has been entirely funded by the Fondazione CRT and its curation and production has been undertaken by the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art. The work is the first of a series of commissions in the public space of the OGR – the Corte Est Commissions – designed to appeal to the whole city; once complete, it will become part of the collection of the Fondazione CRT for Modern and Contemporary Art. The artist will create a piece inspired by the former industrial and manufacturing designation of the Officine Grandi Riparazioni. The black metal sculpture is composed of a series of figures imbued with great significance and symbolism, in that it alludes to the work of repairing trains and bodies.

Free entrance every day from 11am to 7pm


From Saturday 30th September to Saturday 14th October

UNITED VISUAL ARTISTS (UVA): “At the Edge of Chaos”

OGR / Spazio Fucine

United Visual Artists (UVA) is a London based Art practice founded in 2003. UVA’s artworks range from small-scale, wall-based pieces to large-scale sculptural installations for cultural institutions and public spaces. Many of the most prestigious cultural institutions, such as The Barbican Curve Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Serpentine Gallery and the Manchester International Festival, have commissioned new works from UVA, while the group have also collaborated on many other performance works with The Paris Opera Ballet and Massive Attack.

To celebrate the opening of OGR, UVA will present a large-scale, kinetic installation which responds to the theoretical work of Joseph-Louis Lagrange, inspired by his groundbreaking investigations into the mechanics of motion.

Free entrance every day from 11am to 7pm (from 7pm to midnight visitors must have a ticket to one of the free concerts).


From Saturday 30th September


OGR / Binari 1-2-3

The Sale Binari, an exhibition space of around 3,000m2, will host “Tutto infinito”. The latest work by Patrick Tuttofuoco explores the concept of landscape, involving the spectator in an immersive experience, transporting them to a completely different environment, in which the concepts of space and time are redefined. The ideas for this environment are the result of a lively dialogue between the artist and the children from CasaOz.

The children, who have learned about contemporary art through a series of workshops developed in partnership with the ZonArte network, have provided the artist with precious and unusual insights into what makes a “work of art”, on its intrinsic value and on its ability to evolve through contact with multiple cognitive processes even in a hypothetical distant future.

Free entrance every day from 11am to 7pm (from 7pm to 10pm)



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